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Paths Of Glory

The horrors of war are laid bare in Stanley Kubrick's transcendentally humane war movie, featuring incredible battle sequences and a knock-out ending.

George Macready plays General Mireau, an officer who in 1916 orders a suicidal attack on a German stronghold. When the men refuse to carry out their orders three of them are chosen to be shot for cowardice so that Mireau can save face.

Kirk Douglas plays Colonel Dax, the tough old soldier disgusted with his superiors' arrogant incompetence, who attempts to defend these innocent men. 

Arguably one of the best films about the World War I, and perhaps even Kubrick's best, Paths Of Glory is a tense and compassionate war movie masterpiece, featuring one of Kirk Douglas's finest performances.

Event Information

Running Time: 1hr 27mins

BBFC Advice: PG

Director(s): Stanley Kubrick

Country of Origin: USA

Year of release:

Language(s): English & German with English subtitles

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